Mid Louth Diary
The fifth Dunleer Duck Derby takes place on the Whiteriver on the Dundalk Road on June 10.
A Dunleer Tidy Towns project, they have been forging ahead with completing their 5 year plan for the improvement of the town and of course this will take local funding of their own as well as public funding.
The derby will be a fun day for all the family. There will be the usual betting on ducks for the races and also the children's novelty races where they can win a novelty prize if their duck comes in first. The Prize for the adult race is €100, €50 and €25 for first second and third place along with a trophy for each of the winners.
The Full Shilling will be playing on the day.
The proceedings kick off about 2pm and all are welcome.
Dunleer Board agm
THE Annual General Meeting of The Dunleer Community Development Board (DCDB Ltd) takes place on Thursday 7th June 2018 at 7.30pm at the The Market House , Main Street, Dunleer
Please note that anybody wishing to be nominated to the Board must be over the age of 18 years of age and be nominated from an affiliated group of the Board.
Please contact The Market House on 089 9854278. Tea & coffee will be served afterwards.
Blessing of the Graves
Kildemock Sunday 24th June 7.00pm
Mapestown Sunday 15th July 7.00pm
Shanlis Sunday 5th August 7.00pm
Smarmore Sunday 26th August 7.00pm
Collon Sunday 2nd September 11.00am
Old St Mary's Sunday 2nd September 6.00pm.
Ardee Celtic FC camp
The Ardee Celtic FAI Summer Soccer Schools camp at Townparks will be on Monday, July 9th - Friday, July 13th. Booking now open.
Evening of Music in Dunleer
AN "Evening of Music" takes place in the Market House Dunleer Friday 20th July 2018, featuring the likes of Noel Cunningham, Stephen Callan, Gary Gamble and Paschal Brennan.
As usual you are welcome to bring your own picnic and refreshments Tickets €20 each.
Details from the Market House.
Darkness into Light Ardee raises €44,000 for Pieta House
The Darkness into Light walk in Ardee this year was immense with ahuge crowd turning out for the 4.15am start.
Hosted in the town for the first time in 2018, some 1,550 people took part and enjoyed a wonderful occasion.
The total amount raised was €44,427.20 and that total figure is everything added from registration and donations.
'We would like to thank everyone involved and anyone who participated. We are delighted with the result and are looking forward to next year,' stated Caroline Matthews from the committee.
They'd like to thank Adrian Mackin, Avonmore, Allcare Pharmacy, Allied Irish Bank (Ardee Branch) , Adrian Crawley , Annie's Newsagents , Ardee & District Athletic Club ,Ardee Community Development Company , Ardee Credit Union , Ardee Parish Centre, Ardee Post Office , Barry Landy, Better Deal Ltd, Navan , Canon Peter Murphy & the Ardee Parish Council , Davys, Mayo, Declan Burke, Wills Bros ,Dee Hub , Dunnes Centra , Ferdia Arms , Hickeys Farm Shop , Hughie O'Neill , John Caffrey & Sons , Lidl, Ardee , Meade Potato Company, Meridian Security,. Michael McCoy, Mairead McGuiness , Moorehall Living , Motor Cycle Group , O'Brien's Stationery , Omega Signs , Shane McConnon Catering , Sizzlers Restaurant , SuperValu, Ardee , Tom Thornton , Wheels & Heels
The Committee also wishes to say a big thank you to An Garda Siochána, Louth County Council, Order of Malta (Ireland) also the huge number of volunteers .
Ardee Badminton Club are the best!
Probably the most successful season in the history of Ardee Badminton Club was crowned recently when it was awarded the honour of Club of the Year 2017-18 by the Meath Badminton Association, at the annual season-ending Awards Dinner Dance.
This was the second time the club has been awarded this accolade (the first time being in 2015).
During the season just completed, Ardee BC fielded teams in grades from 3-8, playing Mens, Ladies and Mixed Doubles. Demonstrating the strength in depth of the club, Ardee's teams reached finals in all grades except Grade 3, and won league and cup competitions at Grade 4, 5, 7 and 8. This was a tremendous achievement by a club in which almost all adult members play on at least 1 team.
In addition to the team successes, Ardee BC was honoured at the Awards Ceremony with two significant individual awards. Sabrina Carberry was awarded the Most Improved Player of the Year.
In a season during which Sabrina won league and cup titles at Grades 4 and 5, in Ladies and Mixed Doubles, Sabrina was a deserving and hugely popular winner of this award.
The second individual award, a Special Merit Award went to Ciaran Carry, for his contribution to badminton. Ciaran has been the backbone of Ardee BC for many years, serving as Club and Match Secretary. Ciaran has also been central in the club's growing juvenile section; he is also a terrific player in his own right, as well as being a tireless advocate of the game within the Meath Badminton Association, and beyond.
Ardee Badminton Club plays during the season (September - May) every Thursday evening in the sports hall at Ardee Community School. It caters for ALL levels of player, from beginner to higher level; it is a highly social club, and always welcomes new members. Adults and older juveniles play from 8:30pm until 10:30pm
The club also welcomes kids from about 8 years of age. These play from 7:30pm-8:30pm. The club can be found on Facebook